Lightroom/Camera Raw: How about an adjustment brush for noise reduction?

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It would be nice to be able to hit specific areas with more noise reduction than other areas using an adjustment brush.
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Posted 8 years ago

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Rob Cole

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Good idea. Until then, try local de-sharpening at -50.

Really, for those of you who don't know:

positive local sharpening values add the local amount to the global for net effect.
whereas negative values mask the global effect in a non-additive fashion, i.e.
sharpening at -50 will mask all sharpening regardless of what the global amount is set at. -1 to -49 partially mask global sharpening, and -51 and greater negative values will result in actual blurring.

I've found local "sharpening" at exactly -50 to be a surprisingly good substitute for local lum. NR - completely unsharpened noise is far less offensive to me. I voted for this FR/Idea, I'm just sayin': in the mean time...